Boulder, Colorado College and University Options

There are 39 schools within a 25-mile radius of Boulder, Colorado. See different options available based on several important factors to help make a decision in your education.

When looking for a school near Boulder, Colorado it is important to take a look at different factors that can help in the decision making process. Looking at specific information found on National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), will help students see a variety options available.

Closest Schools to Boulder, Colorado

Boulder has several schools that offer different degree programs located in the city or near it. Out of the schools closest to Boulder's city center, there are four 4-year universities that offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs and one community college where students can earn an associate's degree. These schools are the five closest schools to downtown Boulder:

  • University of Colorado Boulder (3.9 miles from downtown)
  • Naropa University (5 miles from downtown)
  • Colorado Technical University (14.7 miles from downtown)
  • DeVry University-Colorado (14.7 miles from downtown)
  • Front Range Community College (15.8 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Boulder, Colorado

The amount of students attending a school can be important when choosing a university or college. The largest five schools near Boulder are all public schools; three are 4-year universities and two are 2-year colleges. The following are five of the largest schools in the Boulder area:

  • University of Colorado Boulder (32,432 students)
  • University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus (22,791 students)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (21,674 students)
  • Front Range Community College (18,761 students)
  • Community College of Denver (10,296 students)

Lowest Net Price

Cost is important to students researching what college or university they would like to attend. Five of Boulder's lowest net price schools are all around 24 miles from downtown, with the exception of one being around 16 miles away. The net price of each school is calculated for full-time undergraduate students. The following schools have the lowest net price in the area for 2014-2015:

  • Red Rocks Community College ($7,201)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver ($8,416)
  • Community College of Denver ($8,634)
  • Front Range Community College ($8,788)
  • University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus ($12,568)

Highest Graduation Rate

When looking for a school to continue your education, it is important to take a look at which schools have high graduation rates. A graduation rate is calculated using how many full-time undergraduate students have completed their degree within 150% of the normal time. The schools near Boulder with highest graduation rate include both 2-year and 4-year schools. These five schools have the highest graduation rates in Boulder for students who began their education in 2009, with the exception of Everest College-Thornton which students began in 2012:

  • Colorado School of Mines (77% graduation rate)
  • Regis University (73% graduation rate)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (71% graduation rate)
  • Everest College-Thornton (58% graduation rate)
  • Colorado Christian University (47% graduation rate)

Reviewing this information regarding location, student population, cost, and graduation rate can help students make an educated decision for their future.

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